Between 2000 and 2009, more than 47,000 pedestrians were involved in fatal crashes. Sixty-seven percent of those killed were on federally-funded roads, which are eligible for federal funds to improve construction or oversights. Since taxpayer money is used to improve these roads, it makes sense to Transportation for America that the roads are built with pedestrian safety in mind.
It should be no question that pedestrians deserve safe roads. A common factor in many of the pedestrian deaths was that they occurred along arterial roadways. These roads were designed for high traffic flow, with little consideration given to safety for walkers, wheelchairs, or bicycles. This must change if we want to keep our pedestrians safe.
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